I am sorry that these "Old Nazi Hunters" can't let go now ... what are they going to do in ten years time, when even the youngest war criminal would be at least 87 (assuming they committed the crimes aged 16 or 17 in 1945), and more realistically they would be more like 97 yrs old or older?
How many men would be alive at that age, and how many of them would be Nazi war criminals?? Statistically, none! It's over now, the Jewish Nazi hunters all presumably believe in God, so leave any punishment to the divine.
- How would you try people so old that they are likely senile?
- Where are the witnesses going to come from?
- How could testimony of events 65 or 75 yrs ago, as remembered presumably by children, be any good in a court?
Frankly the Jews of the world have a lot more to fear from the rise of a form of Islam in Western Europe, that would happily repeat the Nazi’s actions, and in real truth there are only two places where they can feel wholly safe now, the United States and Israel.
I would like to be able to say that they would be safe in Europe, but in East Europe, the far right and far left have never taken to Judaism, and although the Governments are not anti Semitic, the general public in that area are prone to bouts of Anti-Semitism.
Why this is so I have never wholly understood, except that even before 1940 Pogroms were ever a feature of Eastern Europe. In fact historically it’s hard to find a race that has apparently been so universally hated, and persecuted. The earliest instances seem to have been about 586 BC, and continued pretty much until today. For a “chosen people” they seem to have pissed off an awful lot of peoples.
I almost hate to ask this, but is there maybe a reason for all this? I mean after all,
- Why, if you were the ‘chosen race’ would you be in exile from your promised land longer than you had ever had a country?
- Why would every host nation with whom you shared a land, always, without fail, turn on you and try to kill or expel you?
- Why when you were in the chosen land, were you always being attacked?
In any event, what ever the reason, there is no denying that New Anti-Semitic attacks in Western Europe are up over the last few years, linked to the rise in the numbers of Muslims. It’s all very disturbing, and linked to the problems with Muslims that are likely to occur in Europe, points to Jewish peoples not being safe here anymore. Certainly if I was Jewish I would be looking to leave Europe to its Dhimmitude.
It appears to me that many European states would likely pander to Muslim sentiments, rather than protect the Jewish population. By that I mean, if it came to the crunch, rather than expel the Muslims (which is what they should do), they would expect the Jews to quietly leave.
The most wanted Nazis, and their current ages if still alive.
Brunner was a key operative of Adolf Eichmann, Nazi mastermind behind the Holocaust. He is held responsible for deportation of 128,500 Jews to Nazi death camps
Status: living in Syria for decades. Damascus refusal to cooperate has stymied prosecution efforts. Brunner has been convicted in absentia by France.
 Dr Aribert Heim (Age 92)
Location: Thought to be in Chile, elsewhere in Latin America or possibly in Spain or Austria
Heim was a doctor in Sachsenhausen, Buchenwald and Mauthausen concentration camps, there is a reward of €310,000 on his head. He murdered hundreds of camp inmates by lethal injection in Mauthausen.
Status: Heim disappeared in 1962 prior to a planned prosecution. There is strong evidence that he is still alive and there have been recent sightings of him.
 Ivan Demjanjuk (Age 86)
Demjanjuk participated in the mass murder of Jews in Sobibor death camp. He also served in Majdanek death camp and Trawniki SS-training camp.
Status: Demjanjuk has been stripped of US citizenship and there is an outstanding deportation order against him, he is under investigation in Poland.
 Milivoj Asner (Age 93)
Asner was police chief of Slavonska Poega, in Croatia and took an active role in persecution and deportation to death of hundreds of Serbs, Jews, and Gypsies.
Status: discovered in 2004 indicted by Croatia which requested his extradition from Austria which has refused to extradite him. He claims medical problems.
 Dr Sandor Kepiro (Age 93)
As a Hungarian gendarmerie officer Kepiro participated in mass murder of over 1,200 civilians in Novi Sad, Serbia
Status: discovered in 2006. Kepiro was originally convicted but never punished in Hungary. Hungary recently refused to implement his original sentence but has opened a new criminal investigation against him.
 Mikhail (Michael) Gorshkow (84) ... no links for him.
Gorshkow participated in murder of Jews in Belarus
Status: He was stripped of US citizenship and is under investigation in Estonia
 Erna Wallisch (Age 85)
Wallisch was a guard at Majdanek death camp and she has a admitted role in mass murder
Status: Austria refuses to prosecute due to a statute of limitations but new witnesses to Wallisch's direct involvement in war crimes may see a rethink. She is under investigation in Poland.
 Søren Kam (Age 85)
Kam is suspected in the murder of anti-nazi Danish newspaper editor Carl Henrik Clemmensen, and his alleged aiding of the deportation of Danish Jews to Nazi concentration camps, where dozens were murdered.
Status: Kam was indicted in Denmark for the murder of Clemmensen, but a German court refused to approve his extradition to stand trial in Copenhagen. The Danish judicial authorities have recently launched an investigation of his role in the deportation of the Jews at the request of the Wiesenthal Centre.
 Karoly (Charles) Zentai (Age 85)
Zentai participated in manhunts, persecution, and murder of Jews in Budapest in 1944.
Status: discovered in 2004, Hungary has issued an international arrest warrant against him and has asked for his extradition from Australia, Zentai is currently appealing.
 Algimantas Dailide (Age 85)
Dailide arrested Jews who were then murdered by Nazis and Lithuanian collaborators
Status: He was deported from USA and convicted by Lithuania, where the authorities have yet to implement his sentence of imprisonment citing medical reasons.
 Harry Mannil (Age 87)
Mannil allegedly arrested Jews and Communists, who were then executed by Nazis and Estonian collaborators
Status: He was cleared by the Estonian authorities after a four-year investigation in 2005, but remains barred from entry to the US. He remains cited by the Simon Wiesenthal centre as wanted for war crimes.
Location: Costa Rica
Ukrainian policeman personally murdered 5 Jewish families in Lysiec (Ukraine)
Status: Ordered expelled but no country willing to accept him during past year. Investigation initiated in Poland
Arrested two polish nationals, and twelve Jews, while he served in the police during World War II. At that time, the local police was controlled the Nazi regime.
Status: Denaturalized in USA; Convicted in Lithuania, but because of age wasn't imprisoned.
I understand the Jewish need to keep this issue alive and in the public consciousness, but in truth, there are many people who believe that all this happened hundreds of years ago (Blame PC education systems). The Muslims have no interest in, and no sympathy for "The Holocaust", and claim that its all a lie or a myth, not surprising given their ignorance and the religion they follow.
However the rest of the world appears to have moved on as well, .... the 'Armenian Genocide' is 90 yrs old, and although it still makes the news occasionally, it's now a special interest subject, and I am sorry to say that the 'Holocaust' is now in that category as well.
I am not sure that trying to raise the issue again, and again by issuing lists, isn't just ultimately counter productive i.e. making anti hero's' out of Nazi's (TV viewing figures are substantially higher for programmes on the Third Reich, than about the holocaust).
The BBC have just run a story on a similar theme of war crimes, humanity and the hunting down the criminals .... I have added this link to my blog because of its close relation to the story.